2013 Management Awards Final Judging Committee
Chair of Management Awards Category Judging
Joe Gillette, Owner/CEO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, New York
Joe Gillette has twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a recognized industry pioneer and visionary leader. Following seven years as a top performer in sales and sales management at Executone Information Systems, Joe founded his first company, Gillette Global Network, in 1995. GGN quickly became one of New York’s most successful competitive local exchange carriers. (CLEC)
In December 2000, Joe merged GGN with Eureka Broadband to create Eureka Networks and ran the combined entity for four years; shortly thereafter, Eureka was sold to Broadview Networks for $100 million. Mr. Gillette founded Stage 2 Networks in late 2004 and launched operations in early 2005. Since then, Stage 2 Networks has emerged as a leading provider of hosted voice, unified communications, and network services in the New York Metro area and other leading US cities.
Joe also co-founded the Cloud Communications Alliance with other regionally successful telecommunications companies in 2010. He currently serves on the Alliance’s board, as well as on the boards of two other privately held telecommunications companies in the NY metro area. He has received numerous industry awards and most recently received the American Business Awards Gold Stevie® for Executive of the Year in Telecom in 2012.
Mr. Gillette earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as president of his fraternity and captain of the lacrosse team. He was also inducted into the Friars Senior Honor Society.